An Interview with Casey Plett Added to the Canadian Bibliography

Plett, Casey. “Casey Plett on Philip Roth, Love and the Truth She Owes Her Characters.” By Deborah Dundas. Toronto Star, 17 September 2021,

The Toronto Star published a fascinating interview with Casey Plett today. It has been added to her entry in the Canadian Bibliography.

New Essay Added to Casey Plett’s Entry

Cuglnl, Ell. “The Troubled Golden Age of Trans Literature. Xtra*, 15 September 2021,

Ell Cuglnl just published an essay about the current state of trans literature. It quotes Casey Plett, who was interviewed for the piece, several times and also briefly discusses the publication histories of her first two books. The essay has been added to Plett’s entry in the Canadian Bibliography.

Evie Yoder Miller’s Passages Added to the U.S. Bibliography

Miller, Evie Yoder. Passages. Scruples on the Line: A Fictional Series Set During the American Civil War, Book III. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2021.

The last book of Evie Yoder Miller’s trilogy of novels about Mennonites during the U.S. Civil War came out last month, and has been added to the U.S. Bibliography. The first two volumes were enjoyable and thought-provoking, so I expect more of the same from Passages.

A Bunch of New and Forthcoming Canadian Titles Added to the Canadian Bibliography

There are a bunch of books by Canadian Mennonite authors that have either just come out or are forthcoming between now and October. Erin Koop Unger’s recent article about some of them was very helpful. I have added them all to the Canadian Bibliography. I had not heard of Sam Wiebe before. I therefore added his other books to his brand new entry.

Bergen, David. Out of Mind. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2021.

Funk, Carla. Mennonite Valley Girl: A Wayward Coming of Age. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2021.

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021.

Toews, Miriam. Fight Night. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2021.

Unger, Andrew. “Andrew Unger’s Brandon, Manitoba Childhood.” Mennotoba, 25 August 2021,

__________. The Best of the Bonnet. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 2021.

Vermette, Katherena. The Strangers. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2021.

Wiebe, Sam. Cut You Down. London: Quercus, 2018.

Hell and Gone. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2021.

Invisible Dead. London: Quercus, 2017.

Last of the Independents. Toronto: Dundurn, 2014. Editor. Vancouver Noir. Brooklyn: Akashic Books, 2018.

Ervin Beck’s Article on David Waltner-Toews’s Fear of Landing and Lois Braun’s Peculiar Lessons Added

Beck, Ervin. “Postcolonial Literary Detection in Fear of Landing.” JMS 39 (2021): 193-207.

Braun, Lois. Peculiar Lessons: How Nature and the Material World Shaped a Prairie Childhood. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2020.

Waltner-Toews, David. “Letters from Indonesia.” CGR 15.1/2 (1997): 153-61.

I received the 2021 issue of the Journal of Mennonite Studies yesterday. It includes an article by Ervin Beck about David Waltner-Toews’s 2007 novel Fear of Landing that has been added to Waltner-Toews’s entry in the Canadian Bibliography and Beck’s entry in the U.S. Bibliography. Beck cites a 1997 piece by Waltner-Toews that was not previously included in Waltner-Toews’s entry that has now also been added.

The issue also includes reviews of recent books by David Bergen, Lois Braun, Cameron Dueck, Dora Dueck, Victor Enns, Carla Funk, Nikki Reimer, Magdalene Redekop, Angeline Schellenberg, and Andrew Unger. I was heretofore unaware of Braun’s book, Peculiar Lessons, which has now been added to the Canadian Bibliography.

An Interview of Becca J.R. Lachman added to the U.S. Bibliography

Lachman, Becca J.R. “River of Words–Becca J.R. Lachman.” Audio interview by Wendy McVicker. WOUB Digital, 5 August 2021,

An audio interview of Becca J.R. Lachman about her forthcoming poetry collection, What I say to this house, was just released by a radio station in her home city of Athens, Ohio. It has been added to her listing in the U.S. bibliography.

A New Jeff Gundy Essay Added to the U.S. Bibliography

Gundy, Jeff. “The Wind Farm Does Not Require a Farmer.” Terrain, 15 July 2021,

Place has been a constant theme throughout Jeff Gundy’s work. He has a new essay about windmills in the Illinois landscape of his childhood in Terrain, a journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of place. The essay has been added to Gundy’s entry in the U.S. Bibliography.

Items from the 2021 Issue of Mennonite Life Added to the General Bibliography

The 2021 issue of Mennonite Life is now out. It includes two pieces of literary criticism that have been added to the General Bibliography.

Jantzen, Mark. “‘Where He Got His Material on Us’: C.H. Wedel Reviews Theodor Fontane’s Quitt.” Mennonite Life 75 (2021):

Snyder Belousek, Darrin W. “It Came Upon My Midlife Clear: A Reflection on Christmas Hymns and Christian Hope.” Mennonite Life 75 (2021):

The issue also includes reviews of Ann Hostetler’s poetry collection Safehold, David Bergen’s short story collection Here the Dark, Andrew Unger’s novel Once Removed, Magdalene Redekop’s scholarly study Making Believe, and a personal essay by Raylene Hinz-Penner.

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